Monday, July 20, 2015

Monday's Musings

Monday, July 20th, how can that be?  I guess I'm excited because we are REAL close to preparing for our move in, but time is flying by and it's hard to believe that the end of July is upon us.  Now, to catch you up on the latest.............
Our little Sweetheart is almost 5 1/2 months old.  She is trying very hard to sit up and she is getting up on her hands and knees.  No joke!  She gets in the crawl position several times a day and we are just hoping that she doesn't figure that out any time soon.  My DIL's Mom says she walked at 10 months old but we are sure hoping that Andi Kate will not take after her in that area. 10 months is just too young to be walking. ~in my estimation~  She is eating cereal and veggies now and she hasn't turned her nose up at any of them.  Maybe she'll start getting some fat rolls for us to pinch now that she eating food. 
Things are moving right along with the new house..........
The painters were back this past week to paint all the base boards since all the flooring is now in.
Michael is the man of the hour when it comes to his staining and finishing work and he has done such a fabulous job.  He did the mantle this week and we couldn't be more pleased.
 Todd finished up the grout work on the front porch and patio.  There's just so many steps when it comes to tile and wood flooring. Makes me tired just watching them.
My pot filler was installed this week and I can't wait to try it out.  I do so much "pot" cooking in the winter and I think I'm going to enjoy having water right there at the stove top.  The dishwasher was also installed.
And, you may or may not know what this contraption is. It is a water softening system.  We did not even know that we needed this until the house was under construction.  I ran into a gal that lives across the street from our new house when we first began construction, and she said she sure hoped we were putting in a water softening system.  Well, we had no idea that we even needed one.  She began to tell me how damaging the hard water is to the faucets and how badly it stains the commodes and tubs.  So, we immediately checked into what we needed and here it is.  Looks like something a "mad scientist" might have developed, but regardless of looks, we're sure glad that we were informed early on about the need for one of these systems. But, I had to give up some space in one of my storage rooms for it's home. ~boo! hoo!~
And, this my friends, is what it looks like in our present home.  Yes, it looks like two bombs went off!  And, for a "neat freak" like myself it is wearing very thin but the end is definitely in sight.  Well, we'll still be living among boxes at the new house but hopefully they will empty quicker than they were filled.  
We have arranged for the professional cleaners to come a week from today and their work will take about two days. Behind them will be the window treatment folks to install the Plantation Shutters and shades and then the media man will install the sound system, wifi and TV's.  THEN, it looks like that we just might be moving in sometime around the week of August 2nd or Aug. 10th.  And, as far as Hubby and I are concerned, it can't be soon enough.  Stay tuned............

Have a wonderful new week!


  1. Your little Sweetheart is adorable. I know you are really enjoying having a baby around. Everything on the house is coming along so smoothly. Having someone organize and manage the process makes such a difference, doesn't it.

  2. The end is in sight! Woo hoo! Your little Andi Kate is such a precious little doll!

  3. I saw Andi Kate in church last Sunday all dressed up with her hair bow! I just love your mantle! It looks so good!

  4. I saw Andi Kate in church last Sunday all dressed up with her hair bow! I just love your mantle! It looks so good!

  5. little Andi Kate is adorable....goodness she is growing soo fast huh? But another on the way now with your daughter....soo exciting. I LOVE the mantle...soo pretty, and I LOVE LOVE the porch tile...perfect. Soo close now, you must be giddy. Almost here! Have a good week!

  6. Kate is a little doll! And one more coming... isn't it the best?!? :)

    Wow... you are close to the final countdown. I'm so excited for you. You will appreciate everything so much since you have watched and waited and planned. With your organization, I'm sure the move will be smooth. Happy days!

  7. Hi Lea, You must be so ready and so excited. I can't wait until you unveil the whole house-it will take a while to get settled, but you are going to love it.
    Hugs, Noreen

  8. You are on the homestretch now and it is looking just perfect!

  9. Looks like you live in Box City! (ha-ha!)

    L.O.V.E. the fireplace!!!

  10. How well I remember the pre-moving days of 15 years ago for us. I too, had to grin and bear it when it came to rooms filled with boxes. I like the "pot filler" at your stove. What a great and useful idea! I also like the look of the fireplace and mantel. I am so happy for you all, that you are on the homeward stretch. Btw, we are so thankful that we put in a water softening system.

  11. I know you have to be anxious to move, living amid packing boxes is no fun at all, but it won't be for much longer. I love your pot filler above the stove, what a great idea. And your little grand is just adorable, and I'm with you on the walking part, 10 months is too early (our youngest grand walked at about 10 months too, made life a little busier quick!)

  12. So excited for your move and it looks amazing…can't wait to see you settled. Andi Kate is precious and thrilled to hear of the new one!!


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